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10K Training Programs Getting Started  

Two major programs to prepare runners for the 2013 Long Island Marathon/Half Marathon/10 Kilometer Runs are getting started within the next few weeks, and anyone thinking about doing one of these events on the big day, May 5, 2013, can sign up.

The 3rd annual RunSmart Training Program kicks off at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Saturday, Jan. 26. It will be the first of a series of training sessions for runners of all levels of ability that will be held on one day every weekend for 14 weeks through April 27.

Each session will be based at a Nassau County Park under the direction of head coach Debbie Blair of the Greater Long Island Running Club, Bob Cook of The Runner’s Edge and a staff of coaches and trainers who are all set to make your racing experience a perfect one. The RunSmart Program cost is $30.

The 2nd Annual Jonas Chiropractic RunNassau Series of races leading up to May 5 will start with a 5K race at the Old Bethpage Restoration Village on Saturday, Feb. 9, followed by a 4-mile run at Nickerson Beach at Lido Beach on Sunday, March 10, a 5-mile race at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford on Saturday, March 23, and concluding with a 4-mile scurry at Eisenhower Park to jump start Marathon Week on Saturday, April 27.  The entry fee for the entire four race series is $60 if you register before Feb. 1 ($55 if registered for the Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K), and $65 if you register after Feb. 1. You may enter individual races in the series (on-site day-of-race entry only) for $20 for each of the first three races and $25 for the finale Race Week Kick-Off Run and Party at Eisenhower Park.  Snazzy commemorative shirts will be provided to every full series entrant.

Nassau County along with its Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums, with event management chores being handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club will conduct both programs.

“These Programs are a great way for local runners to gear their training toward May 5th at a nominal cost, and we hope that everyone will take advantage of them,” noted Blair.

For more information, or for entry forms for either program, contact Linda at the Greater Long Island Running Club at (516) 349-7646.

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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